- Associated Press - Monday, July 18, 2016

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - A Tennessee delegate to the Republican National Convention says he is disappointed the presiding officer did not allow a roll call vote on changing party rules.

The roll call vote was supported by delegates opposed to presumptive presidential nominee Donald Trump. Those seeking a roll call wanted a chance to change the rules, but the presiding officer declared the rules passed on a voice vote.

Charlie Cato is a Nashville attorney in Cleveland as a delegate for Texas Sen. Ted Cruz. He says the leadership should have given everyone a chance to be heard. He would have voted against the rules, although he thinks they would have passed.

Cato says the Trump campaign won a victory “but not in a way that’s likely to bring the party together in November.”


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